Pictures of Hollis Woods
Random House Children's Books, 2008年12月30日 - 176 頁
This Newbery Honor book about a girl who has never known family fighting for her first true home “will leave readers . . . satisfied” (Kirkus Reviews).
is the place where a baby was abandoned
is the baby’s name
is an artist
is now a twelve-year-old girl
who’s been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all.
When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly artist who is quirky and affectionate, she wants to stay. But Josie is growing more forgetful every day. If Social Services finds out, they’ll take Hollis away and move Josie into a home. Well, Hollis Woods won’t let anyone separate them. She’s escaped the system before; this time, she’s taking Josie with her. Still, even as she plans her future with Josie, Hollis dreams of the past summer with the Regans, fixing each special moment of her days with them in pictures she’ll never forget.
Patricia Reilly Giff captures the yearning for a place to belong in this warmhearted story, which stresses the importance of artistic vision, creativity, and above all, family.
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - electrascaife - LibraryThing
A girl looking for a family has trouble not running from her foster homes, until she finds a family in which she feels she belongs. But even then she ends up running, but this time to keep them happy ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - LibraryThing
This story is told beautifully. Hollis, is a 12 year old foster child, who struggles with connecting and trust as she bounces from house to house. The story is told in a back and forth between chapters linking Hollis's life before and in the present. 閱讀評論全文